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144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 13 cm.
  • 1. Simultaneity (Leon van Schaik).2. West Kowloon Waterfront Urban Ecosystem.3. FNWI Development, University of Amsterdam Urban Ecosystem.4. Design as Eco-mimesis (Ken Yeang).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470851197 20160528
The ecocell is a vertical integrating device to bring landscape elements, daylight, rainwater, natural ventilation and sewage recycling vertically across all levels of the builtform. The concept is explained in two masterplan projects by Hamzah and Yeang (registered T. R. Hamzah and Yeang Sdn. Bhd.) the Amsterdam Center of Science and Technology and the West Kowloon Waterfront Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470851197 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
364 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Green Library
5, 3, 5, 342 p. : col. maps ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
v, 36 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Preface Chapter 1 - What is an Eco-City? Chapter 2 - Man Must Overcome Nature Chapter 3 - Growing Pains Chapter 4 - Industrial Heartland / Rural Backwater Chapter 5 - Civilizing Mission Chapter 6 - Getting There Chapter 7 - Fake Eco, Failed Cities Chapter 8 - Urban Experiments Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350003255 20171127
By 2025, China will have built fifteen new `supercities' each with 25 million inhabitants. It will have created 250 `Eco-cities' as well: clean, green, car-free, people-friendly, high-tech urban centres. From the edge of an impending eco-catastrophe, we are arguably witnessing history's greatest environmental turnaround - an urban experiment that may provide valuable lessons for cities worldwide. Whether or not we choose to believe the hype - there is little doubt that this is an experiment that needs unpicking, understanding, and learning from. Austin Williams, The Architectural Review's China correspondent, explores the progress and perils of China's vast eco-city program, describing the complexities which emerge in the race to balance the environment with industrialisation, quality with quantity, and the liberty of the individual with the authority of the Chinese state. Lifting the lid on the economic and social realities of the Chinese blueprint for eco-modernisation, Williams tells the story of China's rise, and reveals the pragmatic, political and economic motives that lurk behind the successes and failures of its eco-cities. Will these new kinds of urban developments be good, humane, healthy places? Can China find a `third way' in which humanity, nature, economic growth and sustainability are reconciled? And what lessons can we learn for our own vision of the urban future? This is a timely and readable account which explores a range of themes - environmental, political, cultural and architectural - to show how the eco-city program sheds fascinating light on contemporary Chinese society, and provides a lens through which to view the politics of sustainability closer to home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350003255 20171127
Green Library
333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Following a research design of "phenomenal description-theoretical analysis-model construction-empirical test-policy suggestion, " this book aims at proposing "National Resources and Environment" (NRE)-constrained urbanization theory and establishing a measurement system for appropriate level of urbanization. By using theories and models of NRE-constrained urbanization, this book examines the "resource drag" and "resource curse" in Jiangxi's urbanization; deduces the equilibrium level of NRE-constrained urbanization in Jiangxi by using the econometric model and compares the actual compatibility of the level and speed of urbanization in Jiangxi during 1978-2008 by using environmental capacity constrained Logistic model. The objectives of this book are: (1) to reveal the mechanism and rules of NRE-constrained urbanization theoretically; (2) to propose a measurement model and methods for monitoring the appropriate progress of urbanization under constraint of NRE; (3) to conduct an empirical study on Jiangxi Province, evaluate its proper NRE-constrained urbanization process from the aspects of level, speed, structure and scale during "11th Five Year Plan" by quantitative evaluation on Jiangxi's urbanization, NRE, and thus give suggestions for policy making. [Subject: Asian Studies, Development Studies, Urban Studies].
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844644681 20161124
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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The continuing rapid growth and development of China's cities brings many complex challenges. Tasked with supporting strong economic development that provides jobs and a good quality of life for its growing number of residents, China's cities also must ensure sustainable development in line with national efforts to transition to a less carbon-intensive economy, as outlined in China's 12th Five-Year Plan. Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China summarizes, through the specific lens of low-carbon development, the lessons of the World Bank's activities related to sustainable urban development in China. The various chapters present overall approaches and achievements in low-carbon city developments and highlight specific experiences across all urban sectors, including energy, transport, solid waste, water, and waste water. The book also explores cities' role in climate adaptation and opportunities presented by carbon finance and other global mechanisms to finance low-carbon city development. The World Bank project data and experience combined with the national and international experience presented in this edited book deliver both a broad picture and actionable steps for China's urban development. The chapters argue that China's cities not only need to, but also have an opportunity and the ability to integrate sustainable low-carbon development in their urban development. Low-carbon efforts align closely with the sustainable urbanization agenda and the book points to multiple benefits, such as improved air quality and urban livability, that can be derived from implementing this urgent agenda. The intended audience of this edited book is government officials of municipalities, cities, and townships in China who will be defining policies and programs to achieve the targets of economic growth and carbon emission reductions emerging from the 12th Five-Year Plan. The lessons presented may also be of interest to other countries and development partners supporting low-carbon urban programs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821389874 20160617
lxvii, 516 p. : ill. (some col.).
  • pt. 1. Introduction to low-carbon cities
  • pt. 2. Sectoral action for low-carbon cities : energy
  • pt. 3. Sectoral action for low-carbon cities : urban transport
  • pt. 4. Sectoral action for low-carbon cities : water, waste management, and urban air pollution
  • pt. 5. Sectoral action for low-carbon cities : additional approaches
  • pt. 6. Beyond mitigation : cities' adaptation to climate change
  • pt. 7. Financing a low-carbon city.
1 online resource : illustrations.
  • Introduction.- Significance of Development of Low-carbon Healthy Cities.- Current Status of Low-carbon Healthy City Development in China.- Development of Global Low-carbon Cities.- Low-carbon Healthy City Planning and Design.- Infrastructure of Low-carbon Cities.- Low-carbon Healthy City Assessment Systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783662490693 20160619
This book is based on multidisciplinary research focusing on low-carbon healthy city planning, policy and assessment. This includes city-development strategy, energy, environment, healthy, land-use, transportation, infrastructure, information and other related subjects. This book begins with the current status and problems of low-carbon healthy city development in China. It then introduces the global experience of different regions and different policy trends, focusing on individual cases. Finally, the book opens a discussion of Chinese low-carbon healthy city development from planning and design, infrastructure and technology assessment-system perspectives. It presents a case study including the theory and methodology to support the unit city theory for low-carbon healthy cities. The book lists the ranking of China's 269 high-level cities, with economic, environmental, resource, construction, transportation and health indexes as an assessment for creating a low-carbon healthy future. The book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of building low-carbon healthy cities in China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783662490693 20160619


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